Additional photos of this custom Yamaha XS650 are available here for your perusal.

Created by retired-architect-turned-motorcycle-customizer Bill Becker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this Yamaha XS650 was built in response to a request from a friend of his son. Per an excellent profile on BikeEXIF, the “only requirement was that the bike have a vintage vibe — leaving the choices wide open.

Bill responded with a street-tracker that weighs about 300 pounds, keeping just the engine, tank, and a few miscellaneous pieces from the original bike.

We highly recommend that you check out the above BikeEXIF article for more details, but highlights of the work to this XS650 include a nickel-plated Trackmaster frame and swingarm.

Yamaha R6 forks in Lazer Racing triple trees.

Ohlins shocks.

Excel wheels with Talon hubs – 19″ front, 18″ rear.

ISR master cylinders, calipers, and rotors.



Mike’s XS XS Performance carbs with pod filters.

Ceramic-coated headers and reverse cone mufflers.

220W Sparx alternator with regulator/rectifier from 650 Central, plus LED lighting in a custom aluminum bezel.

Speedhut gauges.

Hotwing Glass flat track style seat by Dave Burgess with a seat that’s wrapped in color-matched leather.

The Trackmaster frame does not have a VIN – the NYS registration and insurance have the VIN from the donor bike (VIN: S650-120188).

The engine number is 2F0-253538.

The seller of this example acquired it in 2015 from Bill Becker, and has put 306 miles on it during that time. The sale includes a build book from Becker.

The seller is downsizing his collection and states that there are no cosmetic or mechanical issues. Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below!